Practical legal training (PLT) is an essential study requirement for any person wishing to practise law in NSW. Completion of PLT is a requirement of the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) for admission as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW and by mutual recognition to the Supreme Courts of other Australian states.
UTS was the first university to offer an accredited PLT program in Sydney, and it is now 21 years old.
The UTS PLT program, the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice, offers students:
- University-standard qualification accredited by the LPAB
- Practical Experience, ability to concurrently accumulate Practical Experience hours with academic studies
- Flexible delivery, 3 intakes per year (Summer, Autumn and Spring), on-campus and online study subject delivery, full-time and part-time options
- Work-based assessments that reflect legal practice, such as client files, letters and document drafting, court appearances, interviewing, negotiating, trust accounting and ethical problem-solving
- No exams
- Competitive Fees based on 18cp of studies, all LLB and JD graduates receive an automatic 6cp exemption.